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Relocation and Fostering a Relationship

There are many instances when a parent seeks to relocate with a child out of New York State, claiming economic necessity as the basis for such a move. Parents seeking to relocate out-of-state have various reasons for doing so, from an out-of-state job offer to a more affordable lifestyle.

In determining whether to grant a parent's request for relocation, a court will look to whether a parent will foster a relationship between the child and the other parent. Convincing a court that a parent is genuinely concerned about the child's relationship with the other parent is crucial in any successful application for relocation.